Category Archives: Dept. of Education

Oregon to allow students to identify as neither male nor female 

Starting in August, students will be able to select a non-binary gender option, “X.” Source: Oregon to allow students to identify as neither male nor female | OregonLive.com

Oregon School Forms To Include 3rd Gender Option 

The Oregon Department of Education is introducing a new gender option for students and teachers. Source: Oregon School Forms To Include 3rd Gender Option . News | OPB

Marcola teacher files complaint with state alleging ‘racist’ mascot violates state rules

A Marcola School District teacher has filed a formal complaint with the Oregon Department of Education alleging that the district’s redesigned mascot is racist and violates rules that prohibit the use of Native American-themed images. The Marcola School District had used the Mohawk Indians mascot for nearly a century before the school board in 2016  […]
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Nutrition specialists mixing it up with school lunches

School and daycare nutrition specialists learned new recipes at a regional, state-sponsored training Friday in Umatilla. While pizza, sloppy Joes and chicken nuggets still make an appearance in school cafeterias sometimes, today’s school lunches are not what they used to be. “I like to encourage parents to go have lunch with their students at school […]
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School’s out for summer, but free meals for students are still on

School’s out for summer, but free meals for students are still on. Summer vacation is a welcome break for many K-12 students and families, but it can be stressful for those who struggle to afford basic needs — such as food. As of Friday, students in the Bethel, Eugene and Springfield districts were done with […]
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Brown orders tougher vetting for child care providers

Oregon Governor Kate Brown is ordering tougher vetting for child care providers in Oregon after children were allegedly mistreated at a childcare facility in Southeast Portland. In a letter to the Early Learning Division, Brown called for a more robust vetting process for out-of-state providers caring for children in Oregon, which includes reviewing their license […]
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Oregon has one of shortest school years, lowest graduation rates in U.S.

Washington students go to school the equivalent of an entire school year longer than Oregon kids, due to Oregon’s shorter school years. What does that mean for graduation rates? Source: Oregon has one of shortest school years, lowest graduation rates in U.S.

Tips for choosing daycare

There are several important factors a parent should consider when choosing a child care provider. The Oregon Department of Education’s Early Learning Division provides help to parents through a database of licensed programs where they can check for violations and inspection reports. Source: Tips for choosing daycare

Oregon judge asked to throw out transgender bathroom lawsuit

The Dallas School District, the state of Oregon and Basic Rights Oregon have asked federal Judge Marco Hernandez to throw out a lawsuit filed by parents who don’t like school district policy allowing a transgender boy to use the boys’ restroom. Source: Oregon judge asked to throw out transgender bathroom lawsuit

Updated: North Bend High School principal removed in ACLU settlement 

NBSD now under five years of Oregon Department of Education oversight, among other settlement conditions. The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon reached two settlements on Monday with the North Bend School District. The settlements remove high school Principal Bill Lucero, according to a press release from the ACLU of Oregon. Source: Updated: North Bend […]
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